Four local government employees from British Columbia communities, recognized for their education and work experience in the local government field, are being awarded the following certificate by the provincial Board of Examiners.
Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery:
- Meredith Burmaster, community services leader, Regional District of Fraser - Fort George
- Jodi MacLean, land use planner, Peace River Regional District
- Mark Woods, manager of community services, Regional District of Okanagan - Similkameen
Certificate in Local Government Administration:
- Darcy Mooney, deputy manager of environment and engineering, Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Local government certificates recognize an individual's academic training and work experience in local government. Candidates qualify based on their experience and mandatory education criteria determined by the Board of Examiners. On average, only 25 local government certificates are awarded annually to individuals in municipalities, regional districts and improvement districts around B.C., including the City of Vancouver. Candidates qualify based on their experience and mandatory education criteria determined by the Board of Examiners.
The principal goal of the Board of Examiners is to improve the professional skills of local government employees throughout British Columbia. Established under the Local Government Act in 1948, the three-member board represents the Local Government Management Association of B.C., the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development